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Ideal Stencil Machine Co. 1911-2002

In Memory of the Ideal Stencil Machine Co.

Welcome to Ideal Stencil – Our website is dedicated to the history of the Ideal Stencil Machine Company of Belleville, Illinois. We are not affiliated with the former Ideal Stencil Machine Co. (Ideal Stencil Machine and Tape Co.)

We provide articles, facts, and images for those interested in the history of Ideal stencil machines. The Ideal Stencil Machine Co. operated from 1911 to ca. 2002. All remains were bought by ITW.

Ideal was the third company in the U.S. and the world to manufacture hand operated stencil machines. The Ideal machines were and are appreciated worldwide. Today, many of these machines are still in use and continue to delight their owners.

We are looking for more Ideal stuff, manuals, part lists and empheria.

If you have additional information about Ideal or its products, please us.

Thanks so much for your help.

Important Notes

Spare Parts
We do not provide any service for Ideal machines! — For spare parts, please buy old Ideal machines and dismantle them.

Old Ideal Inks etc.
Please reach out to U-Mark Inc. Although not a legal successor to Ideal Stencil, it was founded by former employees who possess valuable knowledge about inks.